Johnny Dangerous wrote:I've been a practicing Buddhist for ten years, informally "Buddhish" before that.. and while i've found that practice has helped not obsessing with sex, i'd say your claim is pretty far from the reality, no one leaves sex behind that easily, yogi, ordained, whatever.
It could be that I have a different idea of what a practicing Buddhist is.
There's 2 big reasons why a practitioner would become celibate due to practice.
1) A better source of pleasure from meditation replaces sex.
2) Because the practitioner has investigated and/or shattered the appearance of what they lust for.
If you think these are inadequate modes that produce no liberation from craving then how do you think you will end rebirth?
Shaunc, it's not necessary for practicing Buddhists to reproduce to continue the lineage, it's only necessary for Buddhists to teach. There are plenty of people that are not practicing to have children. And when those children realize worldly life isn't enough to satisfy them they pursue Buddhism and become practitioners.
If there is a radical inconsistency between your statements and the position you claim to hold,
you are a sock puppet.
Make as many accounts as you want; people can identify your deception with this test.